Great Throughts Treasury

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Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Enthusiasm | Truth | Wisdom | World |

Francis Scott Bradford

Man, though chained to earth, looks across time and space toward an unknown perfection which he may never reach but will forever seek.

Earth | Looks | Man | Perfection | Space | Time | Will | Wisdom |

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.

Looks | Man | Men | Title | Wealth | Wisdom | Wise |

Mark Caine

The success always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Any one of them could change the course of his life overnight.

Change | Life | Life | Looks | Success | Wisdom |

Anne Conway

In every visible Creature there is a Body and a Spirit... or, more Active and more Passive Principle, which may fitly be termed Male and Female, by reason of that Analogy a Husband hath with his Wife. For as the ordinary Generation of Men requires a Conjunction and Co-operation of Male and Female; so also all Generations and Productions whatsoever they be, require an Union, and conformable Operation of those Two Principles, to wit, Spirit and Body; but the Spirit is an Eye or Light beholding its own proper Image, and the Body is a Tenebrosity or Darkness receiving that Image, when the Spirit looks thereinto, as when one sees himself in a Looking-Glass; for certainly he cannot so behold himself in the Transparent Air, nor in any Diaphanous Body, because the reflexion of an Image requires a certain opacity or darkness, which we call a Body: Yet to be a Body is not an Essential property of any Thing; as neither is it a Property of any Thing to be dark; for nothing is so dark that nothing else, neither differs any thing from a Spirit, but in that it is more dark; therefore by how much the thicker and grosser it is become, so much the more remote it is from the degree of Spirit, so that this distinction is only modal and gradual, not essential or substantial.

Body | Darkness | Distinction | Husband | Light | Looks | Men | Nothing | Principles | Property | Reason | Spirit | Wife | Wisdom | Wit |

Nathanial Culverwell, also spelled Nathaniel Culverwell

See, then, how powerful religion is; it commands the heart, it commands the vitals. Morality - that comes with a pruning-knife, and cuts off the sproutings, all wild and luxuriances; but religion lays the axe to the root of the tree. Morality looks that the skin of the apple be fair; but religion searcheth to the very core.

Heart | Looks | Morality | Religion | Wisdom |

Coleman Cox

When enthusiasm is inspired by reason; controlled by caution; sound in theory; practical in application; reflects confidence; spreads good cheer; raises morale; inspires associates; arouses loyalty, and laughs at adversity, it is beyond price.

Adversity | Associates | Caution | Confidence | Enthusiasm | Good | Loyalty | Loyalty | Price | Reason | Sound | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

Enthusiasm | Teach | Wisdom |

B. C. Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes

Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed. Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress.

Enthusiasm | Life | Life | Progress | Wisdom |

Anatole France, pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Enthusiasm | Indifference | Wisdom |

Randolph S. Foster, fully Randolph Sinks Foster

He who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.

Insanity | Life | Life | Looks | Wisdom | Work |

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Envy not the old man the tranquillity of his existence, nor yet blame him if it sometimes looks like apathy. Time, the inexorable, does not threaten him with the scythe so often as with the sand-bag. He does not cut, but he stuns and stupefies.

Apathy | Blame | Envy | Existence | Looks | Man | Time | Tranquility | Wisdom | Old |